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Workers give over one thousand unpaid hours overtime a year to their employers

Workers give over one thousand unpaid hours overtime a year to their employers

OvertimeMillions of Brits give up more than a month of time each year by working additional unpaid hours, totalling five years overtime in their working life, according to new research by Hitachi Personal Finance. In a poll conducted for this year’s National Work Life Week, data suggests how much time Brits are spending working past their contracted hours and what else the nation could be doing with this time. More →

Trust from the boss outweighs all other factors for employee happiness

Trust from the boss outweighs all other factors for employee happiness

Trust

While some organisations have welcomed remote working with open arms, other employers have struggled to trust their employees to work autonomously with some even ramping up on surveillance to track exactly what their workforce is doing. This may however be problematic for organisations looking to attract and retain talent as, according to a recent report from UK-based tech-for-good developer, Culture Shift, almost all (93 percent) of Britain’s workforce say having an employer that trusts them is important for their overall happiness at work.  More →

Oslo tops list of cities with the best work-life balance

Oslo tops list of cities with the best work-life balance

work-life balanceCloud-based access control company Kisi has released their 2020 work-life balance city index, highlighting how major cities from the 2019 edition have since been impacted by the global pandemic. While every city in the index suffered economic, social and structural consequences, the results of this year’s edition claim that having a safety net in place for workers made a large difference in how a city navigated the crisis. More →

COVID-19 driving top talent migration to rural parts of UK

COVID-19 driving top talent migration to rural parts of UK

migrationOver half (52 percent) of UK workers think we will see a “reverse brain drain” of talent migration away from big cities like London and Manchester towards regional areas as a result of COVID-19, according to latest research from the Adecco Group UK and Ireland. More →

British Sugar HQ named best corporate office in England’s central region

British Sugar HQ named best corporate office in England’s central region

British SugarCPMG Architects is celebrating success after its designs for the British Sugar head office scooped the title of Corporate Office of the Year at the British Council for Offices (BCO) Midlands and Central England Awards last week. More →

Millions of workers experience low levels of job satisfaction at work

Millions of workers experience low levels of job satisfaction at work

job satisfactionA new survey conducted by City Pantry, asked workers about their workplace behaviour, stress levels, mental health and job satisfaction, to get an idea of what Brits’ working lives look like and how they can be improved through a focus on employee wellbeing. The survey claims almost one in ten (8.2 percent) UK employees admit to experiencing quite or very low levels of happiness while at work. More →

Businesses feel more vulnerable to cyber-attack due to the increase in remote working

Businesses feel more vulnerable to cyber-attack due to the increase in remote working

cyber-attackResearch conducted by NFU Mutual, a commercial insurer, claims that 47 percent of businesses feel more vulnerable to cyber-attack since the increase of remote working. Despite increased concerns, 45 percent of businesses have not taken any action to protect themselves from cyber-crime. Of those who have not taken action, 79 percent think that because their business is small, the threat of cyber-attack is low. The remaining 21 percent were not aware of, or did not understand, the protection measures available to them. More →

Remote working is changing the attitudes of people towards their jobs

Remote working is changing the attitudes of people towards their jobs

remoteOwl Labs has released their fourth annual State of Remote Work report. This year’s report offers new insights aimed at helping management and leadership teams better understand their employees’ expectations about remote work in a post-Covid-19 world. More →

Worker burnout has increased by a third, research claims

Worker burnout has increased by a third, research claims

BurnoutAccording to new data from people success platform Glint, employee burnout is reaching new highs — with no signs of abating. People worldwide have been coping with a range of hardships this year, including a pandemic, social isolation, enforced working from home, school disruptions and major layoffs. More →

Half of British adults cannot stand how they look on a video call

Half of British adults cannot stand how they look on a video call

Video callA new study by skincare brand Medovie, claims that the rise of the Zoom call has led to a national wave of self-consciousness with 50 percent saying they loathe seeing their own face on video calls. So bad is the problem that a quarter (25 percent) of British adults admit to avoiding the ubiquitous video call at all costs, believing they have a face for telephone but not for camera. More →

Workhuman introduces a ‘Charter of Workplace Rights’

Workhuman introduces a ‘Charter of Workplace Rights’

WorkhumanWorkhuman, social recognition and continuous performance management platform, has unveiled the Workhuman Charter of Workplace Rights and accompanying Workhuman Certified programme during the Workhuman Live Online broadcast. More →

A quarter of UK workers do not feel valued by their organisation

A quarter of UK workers do not feel valued by their organisation

ValuedWith the British workforce being asked to return to working from home amid fears of a second spike in COVID-19 cases, new research from employee experience professionals Qualtrics, claims that a quarter (24 percent) of UK workers do not feel valued by their organisation.

The research, which surveyed 2,000 UK workers, also claims that 15 percent of people feel less valued by their employer since the outbreak began and a further fifth (19 percent) do not feel proud to work for their organisation. More →

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